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The Dream of Conversion: Baptizing Pagan Kings in the Crusade Epics

John V. Tolan

in Sons of Ishmael: Muslims through European Eyes in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032221
eISBN:
9780813038964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032221.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the legends that surround Kurbqa, Atabeg of Mosul, whom the troops of the First Crusade routed outside of Antioch in June 1098. It shows that Muslim rulers are cast in the ... More


Following Current Paths of Destruction: ISIS and Beyond

Ondřej Beránek and Pavel Ťupek

in The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417570
eISBN:
9781474444774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417570.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter outlines the context within which various iconoclastic incidents have taken place in various parts of the Islamic world in recent years. After focusing on ISIS and the massive ... More


Crafting the Ancient Near Eastern Canon: A Personal Reflection

Zena Kamash

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter offers a personal reflection on two projects that seek to find alternative ways to respond to Middle Eastern heritage: “Remembering the Romans in the Middle East and North Africa” and ... More


National Contestation and Evangelical Consciousness: The Journals of Native Assistants

Adam H. Becker

in Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226145280
eISBN:
9780226145457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145457.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter demonstrates how the American message of reform was taken up by examining documents composed by East Syrians in the mid-nineteenth century. It first describes two journals composed by ... More


ISIS’s Projection of Landpower in Iraq

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

in Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force After 9/11

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177571
eISBN:
9780813177588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177571.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The rise of ISIS and the inability of the Iraqi state to resist it was predicated on the Islamic State's use of landpower and the Iraqi government's inability to maintain a disciplined, cohesive ... More


The Use of Evolutionary Theory in Modeling Culture and Cultural Conflict

Marc W. D. Tyrrell

in Culture, Conflict, and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785952
eISBN:
9780804789219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785952.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents a model for one potential Darwin theory of cultural evolution. Initially, the author discusses the theoretical work of numerous sources to construct an evolutionary model of ... More


The Azd of Mosul

Brian Ulrich

in Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436793
eISBN:
9781474464857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436793.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter begins with a survey of the geography of Mosul and the surrounding al-Jazira region, as well as al-Azd settlement in the region during the Abbasid period. It then examines the region’s ... More


Friday Prayers and Sermon in the Grand Mosque of Mosul: July 2014 The “Islamic State”, featuring Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, presented as “Caliph Ibrahim”

Cerwyn Moore

Donald Holbrook (ed.)

in Al-Qaeda 2.0: A Critical Reader

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190856441
eISBN:
9780190942939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190856441.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

On 4th July 2014 ‘Al-Furqan’, one of the media outlets used by ISIS, published ‘exclusive coverage’ of a Friday sermon delivered by the organization's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at the Grand Mosque ... More


The Rise of ISIS: Iraq and Persian Gulf Security

Nussaibah Younis

in The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877385
eISBN:
9780190943202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877385.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines the collective action dilemma at the heart of GCC states’ security policies in chapter seven in view of the startling eruption of ISIS as a regional security threat. Nussaibah ... More


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